Kinmen’s Magistrate Yang visits a centenarian as Senior Citizen’s Day approaches
Kinmen Oct.13 (CNA) Kinmen County Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu (楊鎮浯) visited a centenarianresiding in the West Village of the Jinhu Township on Tuesday, as part of activities to mark the approach of Senior Citizen’s Day, which falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month – Oct. 25 this year.
Accompanied by the county’s Social Affairs Department Director Dong Shen (董燊) and Mayor of Jinhu Township Chen Wen-ku (陳文顧), Yang visited Lu Chen-tian (呂陳甜), who was born in the year of 1912. Yang presented gifts to wish her happy holidays.
Not only caring about Lu’s health and her daily life, Yang also encourages elders making good use of the services provided by the county, such as lately promoted integrated outpatient clinic as well as meal services provided in communities. He expects the elderly in Kinmen can enjoy healthy and best quality of life.
The county’s social affairs department has started a series of activities to honor and expressrespect for the elderly from September through the end of October, such as singing contestsheld in mid-September, a commendation conference to honor model seniors known for good deeds, and many others during October.
Dong said there are 14 senior role models recommended this year, of whom the oldest is 89 years old, the youngest is 73 years old. They are setting good examples for everyone to follow.
There are six centenarians in Jinhu Township. Dong said, in addition to Lu, there are Chen Chin-zai (陳金在), Su Sho-yan (蘇秀眼), Chou Yu-ai (周玉愛), Lu Wu-dan (呂吳緞), and Lu Chen-rong (呂陳容). The county is also arranging to visit centenarians living in other towns.
With the aim of showing respect and bringing attentions to the elderly through the event, Dong also stressed the county government will also actively construct an elder-friendly environment and provide high quality health care to local elders.(sponsored content)
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